CBD-rich cannabis oil products can be taken sublingually, orally (as edibles or gel caps), or applied topically. Concentrated cannabis oil extracts can also be heated and inhaled with a vape pen. Inhalation is believed to be good for treating acute needs that require immediate attention. The effects can usually be felt within a minute or two and typically last for a couple of hours. The effects of orally administered CBD-rich cannabis oil can last for four hours or more, but the onset of effects is much slower (30-90 minutes) than inhalation.
Below are some of the most popular delivery systems for CBD:
Capsules – People like capsules because they can taken with daily vitamin regiments. However, it’s not a very quick delivery method, since you have to wait for the digestive system to dissolve the capsules before it enters your bloodstream.
Liposomes – By injecting CBD into fat cells (liposomes) it can survive the gastric process. This allows the CBD to be delivered to your cells undamaged. It is a quicker delivery system than capsules, especially under the tongue.
Tinctures – CBD Tinctures gives users the opportunity to measure out how much CBD to take. It also allows patients to mix CBD with liquids or food recipes as needed. Under the tongue delivery is a quick delivery method.
Vaping –CBD vape juice is extremely versatile, and can be taken under the tongue, mixed in liquid or food, and can be vaped by placing it in a vape cartridge. Vaping is the quickest delivery method out of all of these.
Balms and Creams – Patients that suffer from arthritis or other muscle pains, strains, etc. can benefit from the CBD Topical Balms. Just massage the cream into the affected area.